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New opening hours are in place, and the library now opens 48 hours a week with Monday to Saturday openings. including lunch times and evening openings.
[Source: Offaly Express]
The number of reports concerning the welfare and protection of children in County Roscommon continues to be higher than the national average, according to the latest report available from the H.S.E.
A report into the Adequacy of Services for Children and Families for 2010 reveals the extent of welfare, neglect, and abuse concerns involving children in the county that year.
The report revealed that the social work department of the H.S.E. in the county dealt with 754 reports concerning the welfare, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect of children in 2010.
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
Once upon a time, a fine, spirited wee girl was born to her Irish mother and Scottish father in 1821 in Grange, County Sligo. Or so the story goes, because little Eliza Rosanna Gilbert grew up to change her name and nationality several times and travel the four corners of the world in search of excitement and adventure.
When she died at the age of 40, the world knew her better as Lola Montez, the Spanish dancer. As such, apart from gaining notoriety in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, she became a countess in the central European country of Bavaria, started a revolution there and toppled its government three times.
“Next to Queen Victoria, Lola was the most famous woman in the world,” says German director Jürgen Kuttner, whose new production, with co-director Tom Kühnel, of the musical Lola Montez, by Peter Kreuder and Maurus Pacher, has just premiered at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Germany. “She was a superstar not even someone like Madonna could reach.”
[Source: Irish Times]
Templemore town councilors have expressed their disappointment at the latest update on Templemore Flood Relief Scheme after they were told by Junior Minister Brian Hayes that the Office of Public Works is “assessing the optimal route for the culvert that is a central element of the scheme.”
And Mayor Michael C. Ryan called on local Oireachtas (Parliamentary) members to “get up off their backsides and make a push for the work to be done.”
Clr. Joe Bourke wanted to know why the O.P.W. had announced the scheme was going ahead before it had chosen the route, while Clr. Mick Connell described the culvert issue as a “red herring.”
[Source: Tipperary Star]
An Edendork company is to undertake a $5.3 million expansion, creating 84 new engineering jobs, it has been announced.
Edge Innovate, based at the Farlough Road, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of a range of equipment used in the recycling, materials handling and quarrying industries.
Since the inception of EDGE Innovate in 2011, the company has grown from strength to strength, despite the turbulent global recession.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
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